Northern Districts v Central Districts
Shell Cup 1996/97
VenueOwen Delany Park, Taupo on 28th December 1996 (50-over match)
Balls per over6
TossCentral Districts won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNorthern Districts won by 3 wickets
PointsNorthern Districts 2; Central Districts 0
UmpiresJS Crocker, AL Hill

Central Districts inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
CM Spearmanc Tait b Styris121283-100.00
MW Douglasc Bailey b Tait59901236165.56
GP Sulzbergerc MN Hart b Doull31210--25.00
LG Howelllbw b Vettori53446952120.45
*MJ Greatbatchrun out8711-1114.29
+MS Sinclairrun out011--0.00
MDJ Walkernot out2562781-40.32
GR Loveridgeb MN Hart61617--37.50
AJ Pennc and b MN Hart51616--31.25
CO Findlayc RG Hart b MN Hart1107--10.00
CE Bulfinlbw b Thomson1315152-86.67
Extras(1 b, 7 lb, 2 nb, 3 w)13
Total(all out, 47.2 overs)198
Fall of wickets:
1-17 (Spearman), 2-30 (Sulzberger), 3-134 (Howell), 4-142 (Greatbatch), 5-142 (Sinclair), 6-150 (Douglas), 7-162 (Loveridge), 8-178 (Penn), 9-180 (Findlay), 10-198 (Bulfin)
Northern Districts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Doull10   1351--60.003.50
Styris6   1421-136.007.00
Tait7   0321--42.004.57
MN Hart10   23131-20.003.10
Vettori5   0241--30.004.80

Northern Districts inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
BA Youngc Douglas b Loveridge831211639-68.60
ME Parlanec Sinclair b Penn46121-66.67
*BA Pocockc Sinclair b Penn2129--16.67
MD Baileyb Bulfin76951297180.00
SA Thomsonlbw b Bulfin3713--42.86
MN Hartlbw b Loveridge048--0.00
AR Taitnot out921251-42.86
SB Doullc sub b Loveridge4791-57.14
+RG Hartnot out029--0.00
DL Vettoridid not bat      
SB Styrisdid not bat      
Extras(10 lb, 6 nb, 4 w)20
Total(7 wickets, 45.2 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-13 (Parlane), 2-15 (Pocock), 3-172 (Bailey), 4-185 (Young), 5-185 (Thomson), 6-189 (MN Hart), 7-195 (Doull)
Central Districts bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Penn10   14321-30.004.30
Bulfin10   04122130.004.10
Findlay7   3210-2-3.00
Loveridge10   0373--20.003.70
Walker3   0130---4.33

--> CE Bulfin passed his previous highest score of 10 in List A matches
--> MD Bailey passed his previous highest score of 75 in List A matches